Wes Edens is a well known figure in the world of sports. While he is not an athlete on the football field or basketball court, he has been a part owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Milwaukee Bucks for several years now.
During Edens tenure with the Bucks, they’ve improved from one of the worst teams in the league to an elite squad. They are were recently on top the Eastern Conference of the NBA, and boast having the 2018-2019 season’s favorite to win the Most Valuable Player Award(MVP), Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks have improved their record for three consecutive years, and are poised to go to the next level. They are one of the 5-6 most elite teams in the league.
The Bucks were considered title contenders against the defending champion Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference. The Milwaukee Bucks built a new stadium, and built their brand, increasing their merchandise sales globally—primarily on the power of their star players like Antetokounmpo, who is affectionately referred to as the Greek Freak.
After many years of success in basketball, Wes Edens has turned to international sports. He has bought a major stake in one of England’s most promising soccer teams.
The name of Wes Eden’s team is the Ashton Villa Football Club. This team is presently contending for a place in England’s prestigious Premier League. The world’s greatest teams compete in this league, which has an established global fan base for its high quality soccer rivalries. No team that joins the league can coast on its merits because, in order to maintain a spot in the league, it must continue to perform at a high level or risk being kicked out. Only 20 teams can be permitted at one time. Ashton Villa is hoping to make it back into the Premier League with support from its biggest investor, Wes Edens.
Wes Edens and fellow investor Nassef Sawiris have turned the fortunes of Ashton Villa around. Wes Edens first got his feet wet in the business world by attaining a degree from Oregon State University in 1984. Since then, he has worked within the investment market. He now holds a position at Fortress Investment Group.
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